Drama Singing and Dance Classes This Autumn

The sun is still shining and it feels as though summer is in the air, so it’s hard to believe that it’s time for the Autumn Term! This September, children aged 3-18 across London and the Home Counties will be tying up their laces and donning their Jigsaw uniforms for another exciting term of drama, singing and […]

Five Facts About London That Will Impress Your Friends

Did you know that London was the first city to have an underground railway line? Or that museums are free? Here are our five facts about London that will impress your friends… 1.      London was the first city to have an underground railway line London has long been synonymous with its underground railway or Tube as it is better known. […]

What Does The Future Hold?

Early Years When I was much younger, maybe four or five years old, I attended a Jigsaw Arts Summer School. For the next two years I would continue this routine. Then, 8 years later, I started attending the Jigsaw Finchley weekend school on Sunday mornings. I made many new friends, and the experience was one that was invaluable, […]

Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools Announced As National Business Awards Finalist

Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools has been shortlisted for The Business Award for Arts and Creative Services for the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Jigsaw is a business in the Creative Industry dedicated to developing performance skills, promoting self-expression and building confidence. For over 20 years, Jigsaw has provided drama, singing and dance classes for children […]

My Experiences at Jigsaw and My Story So Far

As a loud, outgoing three year old who loved putting on shows for my parents, it was no surprise that performing arts was the first thing I got into.  Now almost 13 years later, Jigsaw is still my favourite hobby. Where it all began When I was three, my Mum decided for me to attend Jigsaw Camden. […]

Drama, Singing and Dance in the Heart of Deptford Bridge

My Roots and Peckham Drama As a young girl growing up in Peckham, I always loved singing, dance and drama in London. After seeing me perform in my Year 6 Production my mum sent me off to theCentre for Young Musicians where I trained to sing and perform. At 16 I went toCity and Islington College where […]

How to Build a Child’s Confidence

Building Children’s Confidence Through Drama, Singing and Dance As a mum of a shy three year old boy, I was looking for a class that would boost his confidence in preparation for that first dreaded day at school. Growing up in a musical household in South Wales I thought “what better way than through singing, […]

Company Director, Nicola Lander, is Ready for the St Albans Half Marathon

Our company director, Nicola Lander, has tied up her laces once again and is raring to go for this year’s St Albans Half Marathon. On Nicola’s Just Giving Page, she explains that: “I am running the half marathon this year as a personal challenge and to raise money for cancer research. I lost my wonderful mum to […]

Rave Reviews for Boy at the Almeida Theatre

(Above: Frankie Fox in Boy, image credit Kwame Lestrade) By Daniel Jenkins Boy at the Almeida Theatre starring current Jigsaw students and past alumni enjoyed great success last month. Leo Butler’s new play tells the story of a boy in modern-day London, someone ‘easily missed amongst the crowd’. Performed on a moving platform, the groundbreaking set brought the […]

My place to belong…..

As a drama school graduate who trained in the leafy, home county suburb of Guildford, the move to London to “seek my fortune” was a daunting one… especially in the often precarious world of acting! I was lucky enough to have an acting job at the time, but then came that day when the show […]

Jigsaw Ilford Students Plan to Celebrate Eurovision 2016 in Style

Students at Jigsaw Ilford are set to celebrate this year’s Eurovision Song Contest with a whole host of Eurovision themed drama, singing and dance activities in their classes tomorrow. The whole school will be working together to put together their own performance. From backstage preparation to a singing competition and voting process, students will have the opportunity […]

Review: The Box of Photographs, Polka Theatre

(Above: Ilanah and Isaiah at Polka Theatre for The Box Of Photographs) Last weekend, Jigsaw Balham students Ilanah Rennalls and Isaiah Rennalls were given the exciting opportunity to review Polka’s new show The Box Of Photographs. Ilanah and Isaiah absolutely loved their trip to the theatre, and here are their extremely well-written reviews: “I think this has […]